Upside: Wearing cute handkerchiefs wrapped around my wrist. This one coordinates with my coral sweater and navy slacks. Roses by my bedside from Rob. Mom happening to be in town to take me to and from surgery. Shopping for a new hat to take to Hawaii in October.
Downside: Stitches that look like spiders for another nine days. Googling biopsy punches. Skin that's disturbingly pleated where the missing piece used to be. Going for a full body scan and many more biopsies next Friday.
This is far - miles away - from the worst thing that could happen to a person. But it is terribly annoying. Wear sunblock kids!